seeding bare clay "soil"
we have been renovating a house we bought in november - just north of asheville, nc. we had to get the yard re-graded two days ago to direct rainwater away from the house. there are tenants moving into the house in a little over 2 weeks and i am in a panic. the bare clay is too hard to till, but is still a slippery muddy mess. it will be a nightmare for the tenants if i can't get something to grow. i loosened up "soil" as best i could - maybe 1/4 to 1/2 inch and then i broadcast lime pellets ( i know should have done that months prior, but i am dealing with what i've been handed). i then spread fescue seed, watered it in and then threw hay over it all. i did all this yesterday, didn't have to water today, it rained. if i water 2 times a day for about 15 min each time - is there a chance that something green will come up? most of my acreage is tall fescue grass that is left alone, it is seeding now. will that spread to my yard? i'd love it if that happened. the part of the yard that was scraped bare is up against the tall grass. before the grading this was a beautiful yard.
do i have any chance at all to have something growing to get the mud under control?